Lumon’s New State-of-the-Art Balcony Glazing Production Facility Opens Doors to Increased Productivity and Growth
Today on 20th JAN 2023 the newest production plant of a family-owned Finnish company Lumon has it’s grand opening in Antequera, Malága, Spain. “This is the first time we have established a production facility of this size abroad and I’m very excited that the whole investment project was completed on budged and on time. This factory is a continuation of Kouvola’s production facilities, and they can be said to be the most modern balcony and terrace glazing factories in the world”, CEO of the Lumon Group Jussi Kinnunen rejoices.
“Spain has been our most strongly growing export country and their emphasis has been on the consumer side and now they are concentrating to project business as well. The new factory enables us to be closer to our customers and reduce our delivery times while improving delivery security and sustainability. Sustainability in all its aspects is one of our key focus areas in the coming years”, Kinnunen says.
“Especially in the Malaga region Lumon has become a synonym for balcony glazing. This is a clear indicator that there is demand for glazing systems and we believe that the strong growth we have had will continue in the future. We are happy that more than 400 guests will participate the factory grand opening event today.”, Kinnunen tells.
“This factory is a big milestone for us, and we have noticed that in Spain its employment effects have been noted especially by the local society. We are humbled to receive a Regional Economic Incentive granted by the Spanish government which total worth is over EUR 4 million. The fee is granted for companies that promote the employment in specific regions and have invested in advanced technologies.”, Kinnunen states.
Kouvola production investments paves way for Increased efficiency and innovation
Also, Lumon Kouvola production has been modernized and gone through several investment projects. during last two years. The latest investments last year were total of EUR 2.1 million in a profile processing center, sawing automation and packaging line for the profile and assembly plants in Kouvola. Furthermore, the glazing line of the Kouvola assembly plant was modernized with an investment of 800 000 €.
”We have invested heavily also in the modernization of the Kouvola production in order to meet our domestic and international customers needs. The Spanish factory’s capacity is roughly half of Kouvola production. The Kouvola production serves all our customers in Northern and Central Europe as well as project sales in Canada”, Kinnunen states. “Despite the current world situation, we are assured that there is demand for our products as people are looking for more room for life”, Kinnunen completes.
Celebrating 30 years of better homes in Spain
When Lumon first embarked on its mission to change the way outdoor living is experienced in a small town in Finland, it was hard to imagine that some decades later, a 30M euro modern production facility for balcony glazing would be constructed in the heart of Andalusia. The decision of this extensive investment followed years of rapid growth in the Spanish market for Lumon, now celebrating its 30-year anniversary.
German visitors were impressed by Lumon’s impact on Finnish urban construction
Lumon first started its B2B sales operations in Germany in the mid 90’s, officially establishing a sister organization Lumon Deutschland GmbH in 2004. Lumon has continued to make its mark in the German cityscapes, with prominent growth especially in recent years. This growth is for example marked by the soon-completion of one of Lumon’s most significant projects in Germany, Roots, which will serve as a landmark in the city of Hamburg by the River Elbe.
Lumon Group’s consumer business in the metropolis of Warsaw, Poland has kicked off smoothly
One year ago, Lumon launched consumer sales operations in the city of Warsaw, the location of Lumon’s Polish headquarters. With an already established B2B market, approaching and understanding the consumer landscape is now bringing in results, giving way for better outdoor living in the rapidly growing Polish city.